Dr Myra Yazbeck is a Health Economist who is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa and an Assistant Professor at the School of Economics at the University of Queensland (on leave). She received her PhD in Economics from Université Laval in 2011. In 2012, she completed a year of post-doctoral studies at McGill University, Department of Epidemiology Biostatistics and Occupational Health, where she developed a research agenda on health inequalities. Dr. Yazbeck's dissertation focuses on the impact of social networks on health outcomes. Her research interests are mainly in the field of health economics, social networks and inequality. She has published many articles in international refereed journals such as Journal of Health Economics, Social Choice and Welfare and Applied Economics.
Dr. Yazbeck is a fellow member of the Life Course Center (Australia).